Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Charlie Colby Promoted to Junior Counselor!

Charlie Colby was a child when she began attending weekend and summer programs at Via West Campus, where the swimming pool and the dance floor were her favorite places. Over the years, Charlie moved up to adult programs and began serving as a great role model for other individuals with disabilities.

In October 2011, she joined other friends in the first Counselor-in-Training Program at Via West. After serving faithfully as a CIT volunteer for weekend programs during the school year, Charlie has been promoted to a Junior Counselor. She will be joining summer staff for training at the end of May. Go, Charlie!!

Friday, April 6, 2012

Welcome Back Nurses!

The summer of 2012 marks the fourth year of the Via West Summer Nurse Internship Program that began with a generous grant from The Valley Foundation. Over the course of 11 weeks, ten nursing students and new graduate nurses from San Jose State and San Diego State will complete a community health nursing curriculum focused on the specific needs of children, teens and adults with developmental and physical disabilities. In addition to providing an extra layer of care for participants with medical issues, the internship serves as a mechanism to increase the pool of nurses who are comfortable and competent meeting the special needs of our population.

Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Click! Click! Click!

Via Services is looking for a volunteer photographer to take photos during our summer programs for children and adults with special needs at our Via West Campus in Cupertino. This is a part time position requiring a commitment of 20 hours per week. The schedule may vary throughout the summer.  Please note that this internship/volunteer opportunity may be “job shared" – and each person can take half of the commitment.  If you are interested volunteering for this position, please contact Leslie Davis at ldavis@viaservices.org.